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April 1, 2010

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  • The Obama Nuclear Agenda One Year After Prague
    Policy Outlook
  • Next Steps on New START
    Arms Control Association
  • U.S. Sees China Progress on Iran Sanctions Drive
    Reuters
  • Pakistan in 'Civil Nuclear Deal' with China
    Daily Times
  • Iranian Scientist Defects: US Covert Ops Hurt Iran Nuclear Program
    The Christian Science Monitor
  • U.S. Can Suspend Reprocessing if 'National Security' Is Threatened
    The Hindu
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The Obama Nuclear Agenda One Year After Prague

George Perkovich, Policy Outlook
ObamaA year ago in Prague President Obama declared America's commitment to seeking a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama's vision has been misinterpreted by the right and the left and, more importantly, key countries have not done enough to help achieve progress, concludes a new paper by George Perkovich that analyzes, country by country, reactions to Obamaís nuclear agenda.
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Next Steps on New START

Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association
U.S. and Russian negotiators, with a push from Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, have concluded the most important strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty in nearly two decades.
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U.S. Sees China Progress on Iran Sanctions Drive

Alistair Bull and Chris Buckley, Reuters
The United States on Thursday welcomed China's decision to join talks on imposing new sanctions on Iran and said President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington this month could set the stage for tougher action on Tehran.
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Pakistan in 'Civil Nuclear Deal' with China

Sajid Chaudhry, Daily Times
Editor's Note: This article reports that there has been cabinet approval in Pakistan to a "framework agreement" for nuclear reactor construction projects with China, but it remains unclear whether there has been official Chinese approval.
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Iranian Scientist Defects: US Covert Ops Hurt Iran Nuclear Program

Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor
An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared while on a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia last year is reported to have defected to the United States and been briefing the CIA on Iranís controversial nuclear program.
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U.S. Can Suspend Reprocessing if 'National Security' Is Threatened

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
Editor's Note: This article states that "the [reprocessing arrangement and procedures] envisage payment of compensation" to India in the case of a suspension beyond a period of six months. In fact, it calls for both parties to "enter into consultations" on compensation only. There is no commitment to compensate or to negotiate compensation.
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